Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Winter Reading Program Winners

During the school’s winter break, the Santa Fe Public Library held our annual winter reading program, WRAP (Winter Reading Appreciation Program).  Children who read during winter break got to choose a free book.  For each Library branch, children who participated had a chance to win a trip around town riding in the Santa Fe Police Department’s Hummer or Mustang.  It was their choice. All three winners chose the Hummer and really enjoyed themselves. The Santa Fe Public Library really appreciates the Police Chief, Eric Garcia and his Department’s efforts toward making reading and families important while helping to promote our WRAP event.

Here are photos of the winners:







Michael McGarrity at the SFPL Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, Jan. 25 at Southside


Thursday, January 15, 2015

All Libraries Closed Monday, Jan. 19

All City offices, libraries, community centers, and the Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, January 19th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Santa Fe Trails will operate on a Saturday schedule, running from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



(Public Domain: Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. at 1963 March on Washington by USIA (NARA)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bischochito, the Police Department’s Elf, visits LaFarge Library

Bischochito visits with Tino the fish at LaFarge Library.  They are picking out books to read for the WRAP program so they can get fun prizes and books just for reading.  Hurry into your local branch to get a reading log as the program only runs through January 4th.  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

City of Santa Fe Holiday Hours

City of Santa Fe business offices and Municipal Court will close at noon on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. In addition City of Santa Fe offices and Municipal Court will close at noon on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.

Santa Fe Trails and Santa Fe Ride bus service will not operate Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015, however will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and normal operating hours on Thursday, December 31, 2014 for New Year’s Eve.

Santa Fe Trails and Santa Fe Ride Will Provide Free Bus Service for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk Passengers can pick up the free bus service from Santa Fe Place Mall and the South Capitol Rail Runner Station and be transported to Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Hours of free service are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014 for all routes and service. Buses marked “special” will pick-up and drop-off continuously during this period.

Parking Facilities and street parking meters will be free in observation of the Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday.

Trash and Recycling Services will be picked up on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and Thursday, December 25, 2014. Regular trash and recycling will also occur on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2014. Please have your recycling and solid waste out by 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Public Libraries will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. Libraries will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.

Recreation Centers owned by the City of Santa Fe will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. In addition recreation centers will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.


The Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station and Caja del Rio Landfill will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014. For more information, please call Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency at 505-424-1850 or go to www.SantaFeRecycling.org.

Preschool Story Time Returns January 13-16


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Greetings from the Santa Fe Public Library!


And don't forget that we will be closing at 1 p.m. on December 24th and closed all day on December 25th.

The following week we will be closing at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31st and closed all day on January 1st.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to All!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library to be Honored at City Council with a Muchas Gracias Award for 40 years of Service

On Wednesday, December 10,  at 5:00 pm, the Mayor will honor the Friends of the Library with a Muchas Gracias Award In honor of their 40th Anniversary.  Please plan to attend. City Council meetings begin at 5:00 pm at City Hall, Councilors Chambers.



City of Santa Fe Muchas Gracias for the
40th Anniversary of the
Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library


Since 1974, the non-profit Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library has helped to support the Santa Fe Public Library by raising money to provide the resources for additional programming, much-needed materials and equipment, support for children’s summer reading and other programs, and special events throughout the year. The Friends commit their time and resources to preserve and enhance our libraries for generations today and tomorrow because they understand the critical importance of a well-funded library to our community.  In the past year, from July 2013 through June 2014, a total of 119 Friends volunteers contributed 9,425 hours of their time to support the Santa Fe Public Library.


Now, therefore, in honor of their fortieth anniversary and forty years of service to the community of Santa Fe, the City of Santa Fe presents this Muchas Gracias Award to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.